ANTHONY JULLIEN : “I like these kinds of races”
“I was able to race the Belgian events for the first time last year as a stagiaire and I’m happy to be back on the cobbles. They are exactly how I imagined they would be: they are very nervous and there is a lot of bumping shoulders, but I enjoy it. Since the beginning of the season, I have already raced four events here and they have matched my qualities quite well. I feel good here and, in the future, I would definitely like to come back to the Flandriennes races. When you start a race with leaders like Oliver Naesen and Greg Van Avermaet, the ambitions are big and that’s very motivating.”ANTHONY JULLIEN
Julien Duval is the only rider in our squad to have taken the start of all the Belgian events on our race calendar: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Bruxelle-Kuurne, Le Samyn, Danilith Nokere Koerse, Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne, E3 Saxo Bank Classic et Gent Wevelgem in Flanders field.
Jullien, thirteen years later
Thirteen years after Greg Van Avermaet and Michaël Schär participated in their first Dwars door Vlaanderen, Anthony Jullien will participate for the first time in the race. This will be his second UCI WorldTour classic after having raced the Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne.